Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre By their description, Richard and Susan Eyre are “retirement wannabes,” who haven’t quite gotten there yet. The Woodstock, Illinois couple run a dwarf conifer nursery, Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery, and manage rental property that they own. But Richard’s stint as a 1960s Peace Corps volunteer set the stage for the couple’s […]

#FlashbackFriday – Joan Velasquez Wins Sargent Shriver Award

#FlashbackFriday – Joan Velasquez Wins Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service Almost exactly 8 years ago, Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez was awarded the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service for her work with Mano a Mano. The award is given by the National Peace Corps Association to a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer […]

Gaining Ground Book Review on Peace Corps Worldwide

Gaining Ground Book Review on Peace Corps Worldwide A really nice review of Mano a Mano’s book ‘Gaining Ground: A Blueprint to Community-Based International Development’ was recently posted on Peace Corps Worldwide. Here is an excerpt from the review: “This is an awesome “how to” book, not a novel with only love and excitement . . . […]

Thanks HERO and MNRPCV

Thanks HERO Thanks HERO Fargo for dropping off these wonderful gurneys, along with other medical supplies, at Mano a Mano yesterday! These will be included in our next shipment to Bolivia, hopefully in May or June. The majority of the supplies we send go to support our network of 155 healthcare clinics, and we also distribute a […]

From a Peace Corps Volunteer to a Mano a Mano Volunteer

The following is a guest post by Mano a Mano intern Jesse Flanagan: When I finished high school, my graduating class voted me “most likely to join the Peace Corps”. I didn’t know what the Peace Corps was or what it did, but five years later I was living on a mountain top in El Salvador teaching teenagers […]